Show them how well you know Sinhala, never again feel lost or left out from a conversation, and have meaningful and effective interactions with every Sri Lankan you'll speak with.

What if you were given a proven Sinhala learning system that made your life easier by coaching you to understand everything that is being said around you, to know exactly how to respond, ask questions, or start conversations naturally and effortlessly, and to say the right things that'll bring you closer to each other?

  • A step-by-step audio & visual Sinhala learning mega-package that accompanies you from the basic foundations all the way to speaking full phrases.
  • master the pronunciation by hearing how the most frequently used Sinhala words sound
  • learn Sinhala according to your own time schedule (with as little as 13 minutes a day)
  • study it in a way so that you'll never forget what you learned
  • widen your range of "everyday" phrases so that you’ll always know exactly what is being said around you and know how to respond correctly.
Olivier D.

“By the time I reached Chapter 5 I already built enough confidence to start interacting with people in Sinhala. Dilshan gives the right amount of repetition at a fine pace before going to the next level. With my career and my kids, I don’t have much time to learn a new language but his simplified system certainly made a huge difference in my learning progress.”

Olivier D. Vienna, Austria. www.oduboc.com
Ellen K.

“The way Dilshan has broken down the words as well as his audio pronunciation guide has made things so much easier for learning the correct pronunciation now!”

Ellen K. Ratingen, Germany

It all comes down to a simple question:

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The story of you and your Sri Lankan love-muffin

You fell in love with the most wonderful Sri Lankan ever and thankfully you’ve got a common language to communicate in. But still, you want to learn their language for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s to make them happy or to show them how important they are to you or to just feel “closer” to their culture.

The situation gets much worse if your partner doesn’t speak your language fluently because now you’ve got a real language barrier to deal with. It’s frustrating knowing that you can’t fully communicate with your own partner, the person you’re meant to share everything about yourself with.

 

Enter the "in-laws"

Then, you also have your Sri Lankan in-laws to think about. You already know that lost feeling you get when your partner's family get together but you don't understand most of what they're saying. Your partner tries their best to involve you by translating as much as they can but you'd love to be able to at least understand the gist of what they're saying without troubling your partner.

At the same time you’re worried that your in-laws might think you’re not making enough of an effort to learn their language. Sometimes when they speak your paranoia gets the better of you and you think that they’re talking about you. These are those moments you'd give anything to to know what they are saying!

 

What about your (future) kids?

Perhaps you already have kids with them or you hope to have some day. You’d like to speak with your kids in Sinhala. Also, you want to make sure that they don’t have a secret language with your partner and the rest of the family.

Is this why learning Sinhala has become a pain in the ass to you?

You're not understanding most of what people say:

Despite the effort you're putting into learning Sinhala, you find that you still don't understand most of what's being said around you.

Even if they are considerate and start off in English (or any other language you understand), inevitably they'll get carried away and slip into Sinhala and suddenly you're left out.

You might pickup a word here and there but it's almost impossible to know what they're saying because how fast these Sri Lankans seem to speak! You still need to constantly rely on someone to translate for you, which brings around it's own set of frustrations (see below).

 

You constantly need someone to translate for you:

Sure, you hate it that you don't get what they’re saying but you honestly don’t know what is worse: Sitting there feeling lost or being the reason that they stop the conversation to translate it for you, just so that you feel included.

Sometimes you smile blankly pretending to follow just to avoid this situation. Heavens forbid that dreaded moment if someone asks you “You understood, right?” and you fake smile and nod.

 

You can't find the time to learn it:

You could go through all the information you get online, make your own notes, your own summaries, your own pronunciation files, and eventually learn to speak it. But have you got the time for that?

If you're like most of my students, you probably don’t.

You’ve got work, or you’ve got studies, or you've got day-to-day life to deal with. No matter how much you prioritize Sinhala, you just can’t manage to find time to yourself to sit down and do something about it.

You plan to set aside some time at the end of day for it but at night you’re just too exhausted to learn something new and instead you do some easy TV watching or light reading or you just crash to bed early.

 

You're easily forgetting what you learned:

But let’s say you somehow pulled off a miracle and managed to find time to study Sinhala. And guess what? You actually learned something in that first sitting! You’re happy. But then you get back to it the same time the next day and sadly realize that “Uh oh”, you’ve forgotten most of it already!

Now what? Do you go back and to that same lesson? Now you're feeling like you're stuck in the same place.

 

You're not sure about your pronunciation:

Then there’s the huge problem of getting the right pronunciation.

You’re struggling with how most words sound to you and you’re not sure how to pronounce them. This could make even the most self-confident person shy to speak because now you’re self-conscious about how you sound to others.

You need to hear each word being said out loud by someone reliable whom you can trust or you’re never going to be confident that this is the right way to say it. Nobody wants to be laughed at or misunderstood.

Also, what if you say it wrong and offend someone?

 

The flow of the language doesn't come naturally to you:

The Sinhala grammar rules might be different to the languages you're familiar with.

So while you may know many Sinhala words, when you then try to put them into a sentence, you end up speaking broken Sinhala because you've still not grasped the basics of Sinhala grammar.

(By the way, this is not your fault and doesn't mean that you're not smart. Most of my students have felt this way)

 

You're not making that "deeper connection" that you hoped for:

Maybe you can communicate with them in English or any other language so you really don’t need to know Sinhala. However, you would like to learn their language because you feel that you will make a better and deeper connection with them. You want to feel that stronger bond.

You know that Sinhala will bring you closer to each other than you already are. It just shows that you are committed to making an effort (and also making them happy).

 

The whole thing is taking "too damn long"!:

Learning Sinhala will be a lifelong process for you. That's what I tell my students. As long as you live, you will keep learning new things if it continues to be a part of your life.

However, in the meantime, you need to reach certain milestones at given intervals to keep your motivation high. The fact that you're not reaching these milestones as fast as you had hoped can once again lead to the debilitating feeling that you're stuck in the same place.

 

Your confidence is taking an unnecessary beating:

Because of all these pain-in-the-ass frustrations, you now start questioning your own capability and start wondering if it’s a problem with the Sinhala language or if it's you. As in, if you’re really this bad at learning a new language.

Slowly (and most often, without your knowledge) your confidence has begun to crack and you're left with a feeling of hopelessness.

This is bad because most people once they reach here will find it very challenging to get back on track.

It gets worse if you're living (or spending an extended time) in Sri Lanka

If you’re currently living in Sri Lanka, then you've got a new set of challenges facing you everyday.

First of all, you're understandably more annoyed at yourself because it’s probably been weeks, months, or in some cases, even years since you’ve been here and you still don't speak the language.

Also, no matter what anyone told you before you got to Sri Lanka, the truth is that in the long term you absolutely need Sinhala to survive the simple everyday life (and not just in rural areas).

For example, in your own home, you might be already having a hard time getting through to your maid, your driver, or the people working in your apartment building.

You step out of your home and the problem persists when you go to the shops, or you ask for directions, or take a tuk-tuk or taxi. At the back of your mind you’re also worrying about being taken advantage of when it comes to being cheated on prices, rates, taxi fares, etc.

And speaking on the phone is a nightmare! Getting a simple delivery order right, giving directions to your place, or booking an appointment turns into an unnecessarily stressful ordeal. So you often end up asking someone else to do it for you.

Look, I understand. No one minds being a tourist in a country that you’re visiting on a short holiday but for damn sure no one wants to feel like that in the country that you’re now living in, right?

Working in Sri Lanka and not knowing Sinhala

If you're living in Sri Lanka, then chances are that you're also working in Sri Lanka.

You've come to see that even if you’re lucky enough to have a job that might not require that much Sinhala, it’s nevertheless difficult to escape it entirely.

Time and again you’ve first hand seen moments where knowing Sinhala would have been a huge advantage to you either when dealing with certain clients, during company meetings, or when conducting interviews. Despite you already being good at your job, your inability to speak the language of your team and your customers might be holding you back from advancing your career.

Finally, when you're part of a team that consists of Sri Lankan colleagues, apart from the obvious social benefits of speaking their language and being accepted as “part of the gang” you also know the difference it makes in group interactions or meetings. Things would just be so much more fluid if the language didn't get in the way.


But what if I told you that none of this has to be this way?

What if there was a different way?


Hi, you know me already.

I’m Dilshan and I've been helping thousands of my students from around 115 countries learn Sinhala for over 5 years now.

Those who know me well, know that I’m obsessed with simplifying complicated things, Sinhala being one of them that I’m most passionate about. I spend hours coming up with systems that’ll save time for my students while still helping them achieve their goals with the minimum needed effort.

Imagine, for a second, a different scenario...

For the next 2 minutes, give yourself permission to postpone your self-doubt and skepticism for later and do this "fantasy" exercise with me:

Imagine that you’re once again speaking with the same person as in the earlier scenario but now it weirdly seems like they’re not speaking as fast they used to. Everything appears to have slowed down!

Earlier, you’d pick up a one or two familiar words but now you’re understanding pretty much everything that is being said. You don’t need to pretend to understand them because, guess what?...

You actually do!

Meeting up with them or chatting with them collectively online has a whole new dynamic now. You don’t need bring the conversation to a halt by asking anyone to translate. Maybe a new word here and there but even then, the context of the rest of the chat instantly gives you a clue of what those new words meant.

You’re not feeling lost anymore. You're not feeling left out anymore .

You’re also no more that person sitting quietly in the corner, trying to hide in plain site. Instead, you join in using every word with confidence. Sure, you know you still have a slight accent but you’ve heard how a local would say these words and you know that your pronunciation is not that far from it.

You’re stressing the right syllables and you’re speaking grammatically correct Sinhala. People are amazed at how well you've grasped it. You’ve gotten over your shyness and your fear of sounding silly or being laughed at.

Also, it turns out you are good at languages after all!

You feel like you now belong to the group and they’ve welcomed you as one of their own.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

You now have within you a treasure trove of words and phrases for typical everyday situations. Whether at home or while you’re out shopping, visiting friends, or taking public transport in Sri Lanka, you’ve now got the right words & phrases that flow effortlessly for each of these scenarios.

You also feel more comfortable that nobody is trying to take advantage of you because even if they tried, you can set them straight in their own language.

Even at work, bonding with the local team, with clients, and other associates has certainly impacted your life in more ways than you expected.

Outside work, you’re now able to blend in as a local instead of feeling like a tourist. This is the country you’ll be staying in for a while and you’ve finally managed to integrate.

You see tourists around you and smile to yourself knowing you're not one of them anymore. You now know what’s going around you.

Everyone you meet now is touched that you made the effort to learn their language. You know you did this to make life easier for yourself but making them happy and proud and showing them how important they are to you was a totally underestimated bonus. You’re making that deeper connection you’ve been wanting to with them.

You smile to yourself, feeling proud that you made the right decisions and got the right tools to learn Sinhala because it clearly was worth the effort.


This "fantasy" scenario is closer to you than you think.

All you need is a proven Sinhala learning system that'll get you there with the minimum needed effort and time.


Introducing...

1500 Lazy But Smart Sinhala Words & Phrases

A proven system that has been tested & refined over 5 years to help you learn to understand & speak the most frequently used words & phrases in Sinhala today.


  • Ultra-simplified & absolute-necessary content:
  • Every lesson or chapter has been carefully boiled down to it's most simplified state.
  • Most of the questions and common stumbling blocks that a new learner would run into have been preemptively explained within the lesson.
  • Get the most out of whatever time you dedicate to it by only focusing on what is absolutely necessary at the particular stage you are in.
  • 50 chapters including key chapters such as:
  • "Visiting your Sri Lankan friends at home"
  • "Wishing your friends"
  • "Going out with the gang"
  • "Finding your way in a city like Colombo"
  • "Using public transport"
  • "Going shopping (and not getting ripped off)"
  • Designed as a self-study course:
  • Unlike in a class or with a tutor, you can pause your lesson at any point and attend to whatever urgent thing that may have popped up.
  • Never be forced to depend on anyone but yourself.
  • Never have to adjust to someone else’s schedule.
  • Pre-tested and continuously improved:
  • 2 years of research to ensure that what you'll learn is correct and grammatically "bullet proof".
  • 6 Months of extensive testing with a team of “beta testers" made up of existing subscribers and revised accordingly before it was released.
  • Continues to be fine-tuned and further enhanced through a continuous feedback loop from current users.
Basil J.

“Rather than just presenting a pile of knowledge in this package, Dilshan has instead thought in advance of the problems a beginner like myself might be on the verge of having and he’s lead us through it with a caring hand.”

Basil J. Berlin, Germany

How is 1500 Lazy But Smart Sinhala Words & Phrases different?

  1. It is designed primarily for busy people who DON'T HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME for learning Sinhala.

Your intention is there and so is your motivation. Unfortunately though, you've also got your day-to-day life to deal with.

You don't live in a Utopian world where you have all day to allocate to learning Sinhala. Instead, you live in the real world where you probably work, study, manage a household, or maybe even do all of the above.

So how the heck can you squeeze in even an hour to do anything new, let alone learn a new language?

You're also not being unrealistic, you know you're going to have to put in the time if you want to nail this Sinhala speaking dream of yours, but you just want to make sure that whatever time you dedicate to is not wasted or spent on the wrong things.

This package is different because it...

  • Let you kill "2 birds with 1 stone" by learning Sinhala while you're doing other tasks like driving, walking, household chores, or commuting to work.
  • Asks for less than 15 minutes a day from you.
  • Makes sure that you get the most out of whatever time you dedicate to it by only focusing on what is absolutely necessary.

"I'm studying the first 5 chapters of the premium edition I've purchased last week and I've already started to create some little sentences of my own. I feel confident enough to tell my husband's family few words and it means the world to me so big thank you!!!"

- Marie C.

  1. Allows you to LEARN AT YOUR OWN SPEED so that you don’t need to adjust to the schedule of anyone but yours.

You might be fortunate to know someone who conducts group classes in Sinhala in your area but you might not be able to attend these classes at those specific times.

Or you could hire a private tutor, either in person or via Skype, and get individual attention which is great, but then you'd need to pre-commit to a time for these lessons. Hopefully, you're someone whose work and lifestyle allow it but sadly, for most of us, this is not the case.

This package is different because it...

  • Lets you, and only you, decide when you want to study.
  • Allow you to put the lesson on hold at any given time if something should come up.
  • Is designed in a way that you can pick up where you left off whenever you’re ready and are able to give it your full attention again.

  1. Teaches ACCURATE & PRACTICAL SINHALA so that you always speak it with 100% confidence.

Learning something new is hard enough. The last thing you need is to keep doubting if the material you've taken time to study is correct and has practical use.

Imagine a poor student who's learning English online from some shady source who wanted to say "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" but instead told you:

"Lest I so fill'd with pangs of hunger I could consume a mammal of the Equus ferus species".

How long before you kick him in the groin and call the cops on him?

Th sad truth is, you may have already experienced something like this. You may have built up the courage to use some Sinhala phrases you learned online on your Sri Lankan friends, only to be told (probably after some knee-slapping & giggling at your expense) that it was totally wrong.

What does this do to you?

It instantly shatters your trust in all online Sinhala resources.

And then most of us unfortunately decide to take the safer road of not saying anything anymore than risk looking foolish in front of the others.

This package is different because it...

  • Took all the time that was required to be planned & built rather than something that was churned out in a hurry.
  • Was tested multiple times with students and revised accordingly before it was finally released to the public.
  • Continues to be fine-tuned and further enhanced through a continuous feedback loop from current users.
  • Is from a credible source whose other material you've already tried and found useful and, as a result, have grown to trust.

  1. Equips you with a WIDE SELECTION OF SINHALA WORDS & PHRASES that you can use in a given situation.

You might already know how to say “My name is…” and “I am from…” but that will only get you so far.

What about when you're out shopping in Sri Lanka, or you're visiting a friend’s house, or you're meeting your partner’s parents and the rest of the family?

You're going to need to more than "My name is".

But at the same time, you can't afford to waste even a minute on something that you know is going to be useless to you. For example, if you're moving to Sri Lanka for work, you're not going to give a crap about learning "how to impress your in-laws in Sinhala", are you?

This package is different because it...

  • Gives you at least 15 different scenarios (such as when shopping, using public transport, eating out, getting romantic with your partner, etc.) and the most practical & effective phrases to use in each of them.
  • Helps you pick and choose the specific scenarios that are most relevant to you (and ignore all the rest).
  • Is presented in a way which will help you understand the structure of sentences and improvise rather than only forcing you to memorize each of them.

  1. Helps you MASTER THE CORRECT SINHALA PRONUNCIATION and never feel self-conscious about how you sound.

When you start off learning Sinhala, it's very common to worry about how you sound when you speak it. I hear this everyday from my readers.

And I get it.

You don't want to say something incorrectly and be misunderstood. Or imagine the horror of unintentionally offending someone and not realizing what you said wrong?!

You also don't want to get ridiculed and laughed at for speaking Sinhala in your accent. I personally think you shouldn't worry about your accent at the start, but still, that doesn't stop you from feeling self-conscious.

You're never going to learn the 100% correct pronunciation just by reading the Sinhala words, even when they're written using the English alphabet letters. You're always going to wonder "Am I saying this correctly?".

The only way you'll learn it and have no doubt about your pronunciation is by actually listening to a native speaker speak.

But the issue is, all the Sri Lankans you know speak at lightning speeds that makes it more difficult to break down than the damn Da Vinci code.

This package is different because it...

  • Enables you to listen to me, a native Sinhala speaker, reading the words & phrases so that you’ll know, without a shadow of doubt, that this exactly how a local would say it.
  • I articulate each syllable in a crisp clear high-quality audio. I am not some smart-ass who likes showing off how easily these words come to me.
  • Allows you to pause and repeat after hearing the words.
  • Allows you to also listen to me over and over again (as many times as it takes) until you nail it to perfection.
  • Breaks through all your doubts & fears once and for all of how you’ll sound to others.

  1. Gives you TOOLS TO HELP YOU REMEMBER what you learned so that you always keep moving forward.

There's nothing more frustrating than setting aside the time to study, making progress, and finding out the very next day that you've forgotten most of it already.

Or perhaps you already knew some Sinhala, but since you've not been using it often, you seem to have forgotten what you already thought you knew.

You’re now forced to waste time twice and go back and revise on your own.

You know that to remember something new like a new language, the right amount of repetition and usage at carefully selected intervals is key, but you don't know how you're going to do that with Sinhala.

This package is different because it...

  • Gives you the optimal amount of repetition without making it tedious & boring for you.
  • Recaps "all that you need to know" on 1 page of what you learned in a specific chapter before moving onto the next step.

  1. STARTS YOU OFF SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY BUILDS ON WHAT YOU KNOW so that you never feel overwhelmed.

Imagine that you joined a gym that had all the equipment and all the weights you can think of. However, there are no trainers. You're on your own to pick the weights and machines you want to use.

So you go to the squat rack, load it up with heavy weights to satisfy your ego, and you do your first squat. What would happen?

You know what would happen. You've probably even seen clips of such "dumbassness" on YouTube of people who've tried this.

Apart from the serious permanent injuries you could get, you're also not going to want to come back to the gym in hurry, because the whole thing left a scarring experience that you now associate with fitness.

You were not warmed up, your muscles weren't ready for such heavy weights, and your mind wasn't prepared for the effort it would have to endure to carry such weights.

No one was there to tell you to start off slowly and let your body get stronger each day. No one told you the importance of starting off easy so that you return to the gym every day.

It was just too much too soon.

Similarly, with Sinhala, there's so much information out there that you don't even know where to begin.

You try to take on too much too soon and suddenly you've permanently "damaged" your motivation to learn the language.

You're feeling overwhelmed and extremely frustrated and eventually this will lead you to chuck the whole idea of learning Sinhala and do nothing instead.

This package is different because it...

  • Eases you in gently with no intention of bombarding you with unnecessarily complex information.
  • Only teaches you what you need to know at that specific stage of your learning.
  • Guides you along each step of the way from start to finish so that you always learn the right thing in the right order.
  • Crafts every lesson in a way to make sure that you keep coming back.

  1. Shows you upfront A CLEAR "ROAD MAP" OF THE ENTIRE COURSE so that you don’t feel lost at any point.

Imagine that you've hired a local always-smiling guide to plan a tour around Sri Lanka for you.

You ask him for the itinerary on the morning of the tour but he smiles and asks you to trust him. You do, and so you jump into his van and start your journey.

You pass and interesting statue on the way but he doesn't talk about it. He never tells you which city you're in neither does he tell you where you're heading and what you should be prepared for. You're meanwhile looking through your guidebook trying to make the most of this trip.

Imagine the horror when you find out that he's not telling you any of this because he himself has no clue!

Now you're lost in the middle of nowhere and it's your job to find your way back to your hotel in a land that is totally unfamiliar to you.

Similarly, when learning something new, it's so easy to get lost with all the new information coming your way.

You don't know what you just learned, you don't know what you're going to learn next, and you don't know what you're going to need to know before getting to the next "milestone".

This package is different because it...

  • Shows a clear map of the entire "journey" you're about to take even before you take your first step.
  • Prevents you from veering off the path by checking in with you at regular intervals to show you what you're currently learning, what you previously learned, and to prepare you for what you're about to learn in the next section.
  • Shows you at every single point how far you've come, which encourages your motivation.

  1. Allows you to LEARN ON YOUR OWN so that you don’t have to depend on anyone else.

You probably have your Sri Lankan friends, family, partner, who have volunteered to teach you Sinhala, which is great.

But now you depend entirely on them and their schedule. You have a 100 new questions a minute popping into your mind but you can’t always trouble them to have each and every question answered.

And even if they can help and they do make the time for you, teaching a language that comes naturally to them might not necessarily be that simple. Try teaching your own language to a foreign friend of yours and you'll soon start to see the issues. Especially if you have little or no teaching experience.

"My boyfriend is Sri Lankan but not the best teacher :) but he’s very impressed with what I’ve learned with you so far."

- F.R.

This package is different because it...

  • Has been designed for self-study.
  • Guides you each step of the way, from start to finish.
  • Through constant research of the common stumbling blocks, has tackled most of yours questions preemptively so that you don't need to trouble anyone. 

  1. Gives you the OPTION OF GOING BEYOND THE BASICS if you want.

Knowing only the basics will be ok only for the beginning. Eventually you’ll need to learn more.

For example, if you're learning numbers in Sinhala, at the start you'd be content with learning the numbers 1 to 10 and learning how to use them in a sentence. But sooner or later you'll want to know what 11, 12, 100,... 500 is, right?

This holds true for everything else in a language ranging from basic colors and other vocabulary lists, to adjectives & adverbs, to present, past, & future tense verbs.

Also, you're right now not interested in the different words we use for the same thing (synonyms) but at some point it'll be important to know such variations used in Sinhala.

Furthermore, if you're learning something new, you'd like to keep all the related notes to a minimum. However, you'd like to have the freedom to come back to it when you're ready.

This package is different because it...

  • Not only gives you basic vocabulary & number tables but also links you to extended tables with more words and numbers for you to use.
  • Provides you with synonyms for certain words which you can choose to remember or just ignore and move on.
  • Gives you supplementary notes on the phrases you're learning that you can save for later in case you're feeling too overwhelmed with that specific content.

  1. BUILDS YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH EACH LESSON so that you won’t want to stop until you reach your goal.

Why do most people not follow through on a diet or weight loss program?

Having studied this deeply studied this topic for my own personal reasons, today I know that it could be a myriad of reasons depending on the person. One of the common reasons for not following through is because you don't see results.

Similarly, when learning a language for a while and you don’t see results (or the results are far below what you expected) it’s quite natural to start doubting the system you're following and ultimately doubting yourself.

You ask yourself "Is he a crappy teacher of am I just lousy at languages now?". No one could reasonably expect you to follow through with it once these kind of debilitating thoughts start popping into your head. That would be the beginning of the end.

This package is different because it...

  • Guarantees immediate results (as early as on day 1) by teaching you useful information & tools that you can actually start using when speaking to people.
  • Where every lesson or chapter has been carefully simplified to prevent typical points of confusion.
  • Has gone through rigorous testing and research to make sure that what you're learning is correct and grammatically "bullet proof".

  1. Gives you the option of FAMILIARIZING YOURSELF WITH THE SINHALA SCRIPT.

At this early stage, perhaps you only goals is to understand and speak Sinhala. Right now you might not have any need or desire to learn how to read it.

Unfortunately, most of today's Sinhala learning products use the Sinhala script straight out of the gate to teach the language. This excludes a huge segment of readers like yourself who don't know and who don't want to learn the script.

Eventually though what happens is as your confidence grows, you'll start getting curious about the Sinhala alphabet of how words are written.

When that happens (and trust me, it will) you'd like to have the option of knowing how all these words & phrases you've been learning look when they're written in Sinhala.

Dorothy H.

“I am happy to say that my ongoing Sinhala script problem has now been solved by using Dilshan’s 1500 Words & Phrases Premium package…. Just what I wanted to make it all clearer for me.”

Dorothy H. Sheffield, England

This package is different because it...

  • Although it's primary focus is not to teach you to read or write, every word or phrase in the book is additionally written in Sinhala.
  • Also comes with a handy Sinhala script reference guide that you can look up to identify the characters used.
  • Helps you passively familiarize yourself with the Sinhala script without making a direct effort.
  • Trains your eye to recognize recurring characters & patterns
  • Enable you to attempt copying & writing the words on your own when you feel ready.

Look inside: 1500 Lazy But Smart Sinhala Words & Phrases

This package includes 3 primary elements:

Let's now see what you get inside each Element:

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Element #1:

Premium Phrasebook

350+ pages


This program accompanies you through 5 sections:

  • Each section prepares you for what you're about to learn in the next.
  • Every lesson keeps slowly increasing in difficulty.
  • You are guided along each step of the way from start to finish.

This will help you to...

  • Never feel stuck.
  • Not feel overwhelmed by the massive amount of content in the package.
  • Not have doubts as to "Am I learning this in the right order?".
  • Form a solid foundation before ultimately moving on to learning the phrases in the final section.

Here are the chapters inside each section:

Inside Section 1:

Easing you into this awesome language

  • Starts with the Sinhala words you already know (but had no idea that you did!).
  • Gives you the basic words for responding to people.
  • Teaches you 2 main elements needed for forming basic sentences in Sinhala.

This will help you to...

  • Immediately see results as early as from Day 1.
  • Build the confidence you need to get over the initial hurdles of learning Sinhala.
  • Already start forming basic sentences on your own.
  • Get prepared for Section 2.

Inside Section 2:

Building on what you just learned

  • Focuses mainly on building sentences.
  • Expands on the personal pronouns & verbs that you saw in Section 1.

This will help you to...

  • Learn to make more sentences on your own.
  • Understand the structures of the sample phrases you'll see in Section 3.

Inside Section 3:

Learning the most often used words

  • Learn how to speak while pointing.
  • Learn how to ask questions.
  • BONUS CHAPTER: A list of 16 short slang terms used by locals in everyday conversation.

This will help you to...

  • Start interacting with people more meaningfully.
  • Be able to ask the most common questions
  • Shock people with your knowledge of typical polite slang terms.

Inside Section 4:

Turbo boosting your vocabulary

  • Focuses primarily on rapidly expanding your vocabulary.
  • Shows how these new words are used in real-life sentences.
  • BONUS CHAPTER: All the main words & phrases related to the major religions in Sri Lanka, places of worship, religious figures & deities, priests, and activities & holidays.

This will help you to...

  • Use the foundation (as well as the self-confidence) you built in Sections 1 & 2 to increase your vocabulary.
  • Put to use these new words into practical everyday situations.
  • Learn the Sinhala terms used in the main religions of Sri Lanka.

Inside Section 5:

Specific phrases for specific situations

  • Teaches you the most practical & effective phrases to use in the 19 specific situations.
  • Designed as in a "Choose your adventure" style where you don't need to read these chapters in order.
  • BONUS CHAPTER: How to speak with a Buddhist priest, including the "special" words we use.

This will help you to...

  • Pick and choose the situations most relevant to you.
  • Save time by entirely skipping sections that don’t immediately matter to your requirements.
  • Learn to confidently interact with a Buddhist priest by using the appropriate and respectful terminology.

A 3rd column showing the Sinhala Script for every word & phrase:

  • a 3rd column where you'll see every Sinhala word & phrase written in the Sinhala script.

This will help you to...

  • Passively familiarize yourself with the Sinhala script.
  • Train your eye to recognize recurring characters & patterns.
  • Enable you to attempt copying & writing the words on your own.

End of chapter summaries:

At the end of each chapter, you'll find a "lazy but smart summary" of the following key takeaways from that specific chapter:

  • Top 5 words: The 5 words that I think are the most useful for you.
  • Top 3 phrases:: The 3 phrases which I think are the most frequently used.
  • Extras: List of tables in the chapter, links to extended bonus tables in the appendix, and links to external blog posts which were referenced in the chapter.

This will help you to...

  • Understand what’s most important in that chapter.
  • Help you remember the key points of a chapter in the shortest possible time.

Intermediary summaries in "tricky" chapters:

  • The Difficult chapters that were identified during the testing phases have been broken down into smaller pieces.
  • Recap of "here's what we know so far".

This will help you to...

  • Get a "time out" to stop and revise what you've learned so far before moving to the next part.
  • Move through challenging chapters with ease.

Extended tables:

  • 42 bonus extended tables in the appendix section.
  • These extended tables contain even more words & numbers than the tables included in the course.

This will help you to...

  • Satisfy the eager "over-achiever" in you by further expanding your knowledge of basic Sinhala words & numbers

Element #2:

Premium Audio Book

Total duration: 5 hours

(Ipod not included, obviously...)


Consists of 54 audio files with total playing time of 5 hours.

Listen to Sample
  • Can be easily downloaded onto your mobile phones, tablets, or USB drives and listened to while on the move.

This will help you to...

  • Cleverly utilize your "idle" time by listening to chapters while driving, walking, doing household chores, or commuting to work.
  • Make it a fun group activity by listening to it with others in your family also interested in learning Sinhala.

All the pronunciation is done by me.

  • Every syllable has been carefully articulated.
  • Read at "normal" speed as opposed to the "lightning" speed most people speak at.
  • But at the same time not read out in a patronizingly slow speed.

This will help you to...

  • Know, without a shadow of doubt, how exactly a local would say all the words & phrases.
  • Understand every word clearly without having to ask "What did he just say?".
  • Not get bored like you perhaps did when listening to other Sinhala learning resources due to their ultra slow speed.
  • Avoid being misunderstood, unintentionally offending someone, get ridiculed for your accent, and never wondering “Am I saying this right?”.

High quality audio.

  • Recorded using high quality materials in a quiet environment

This will help you to...

  • Hear every word clearly.
  • Avoid irritating your ears due to crackling or distortion.

Audio files that can be paused allowing you to control your study pace.

  • When studying by yourself using audio files you have the freedom to pause the audio at anytime for whatever reason.

This will help you to...

  • Repeat after listening to a word or phrase until you nail the pronunciation to perfection.
  • Go back anytime you come across a tough word or phrase until you fully understand it.

Element #3:

Sinhala Script Guide

10-page supplement


Sinhala script reference tables for Sinhala vowels, primary & secondary consonants, and other characters.

  • References all the main characters you'll see in the course and lists all the variations.

This will help you to...

  • Look up to identify any of the strange Sinhala characters used in the 3rd column.
  • Train your eye to recognize recurring characters & patterns.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Sinhala script.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this package suitable for anyone wanting to learn Sinhala?
    No, absolutely not. This learning package is for anyone who has a long-term interest to learn Sinhala with a strong burning “why?” behind it. Don’t waste your money otherwise.

  • Will this package be too advanced for me?
    I designed this book specifically for beginners & intermediates who are feeling stuck.

  • Instead of buying this, can’t I learn Sinhala on my own?
    There’s a lot of free material out there in the world, including on my site. But with all the free information, the question to ask yourself is how come you still haven’t made the progress you wanted? I’ll tell you why. It’s because it’s not just about information. It’s about following a system that has been tested for years and has got results for people before you.

  • What if I get my Sri Lankan spouse, partner, friend, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker to teach me?
    My clients who initially asked someone to teach Sinhala have told me that they soon realized that although the language comes naturally to some of these Sri Lankans, it might not be that simple for them to teach it. You can’t really blame them, can you? They might be good at a lot of things but they might not have the experience to deconstruct and teach the language. Also do they have the time to set aside to teach you and answer every question you have or translate everything your want? For how long will they be able to do that?

"I am finding it a lot more simple learning off you than I do when my boyfriend tries to teach me.... He's a bit frustrating cause he forgets that I can't listen as fast as he speaks."

- S.V.
  • Will it focus a lot on the Sinhala script? I don’t need to learn it right now.
    It's true that each key word & phrase is also written in Sinhala. You'll also get a separate Sinhala script guide. However, this is simply to familiarize yourself with it and not teach it to you. I have other books that do that.

  • Do I also get an actual printed book delivered to me?
    No, this is 100% digital. Which means that you as soon as you pay, you can access your purchase and start learning Sinhala immediately. No more waiting for a delivery.

  • But I’m old fashioned and I like books. Do you sell this in printed form too?
    No, I intentionally don’t. I am focusing on delivering maximum value to my readers and didn’t want a thing like printing costs restricting how much content I can add.

  • In that case, can I print the ebook?
    Sure you can. I have enabled printing on ALL pages. Not only the ebook, you can also print the Sinhala script guide. However, I'd recommend selectively printing only the sections you need since the ebook is HUGE with a lot of useful content.

Meg A.

“…I’ve also printed it out to easily take with me on our travels.”

Meg A. San Francisco, California, USA
  • Can I pay you through a bank transfer? Or can I meet you somewhere near a dark alley and pay cash?
    No. I only accept online payments through debit cards, credit cards, and PayPal (the payment processor allows this for certain countries). Also, I’m scared of the dark.

  • When I pay by card, will my card details fall into the evil hands of ruthless criminals?
    First of all, I NEVER get to see your credit card number. My payment processor is the widely used U.S. based company 2checkout, one of the leaders in the industry. Their systems securely communicate with your bank who will ultimately check everything and authorize the payment.

  • Will people laugh if I use these words & phrases? How do I know if they’re correct?
    I've strictly used only everyday-good-ole'-fashioned Sinhala spoken by the typical local. They might smile with admiration but they won't laugh. I promise.

  • Will people still laugh at my accent?
    There's 5 hours of audio, where I read out each and every key word and phrase. Just repeat my pronunciation a couple of times and you'll be golden.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Having said that.. I’ll tell you what one of those gorgeous Monaco ladies told me on a date when she noticed I was self-conscious about my accent when speaking French. She said “Embrace your original accent when you speak. You’ll probably never get rid of it entirely anyway. And thank god for that because it adds so much to your charm”. True story :)

  • Do I need to install anything to use this?
    There's no "installing" to be done.The package is a zip file that you download onto your computer and you open and immediately start learning. That's it. If you do have any trouble, you can ALWAYS email me and I'll guide you step by step as I’ve done for a number of my students. I won't leave you hanging.​​​​​​​​

  • What if I’m not happy with my purchase because it’s not all that you claim it to be?
    Fair question. That’s exactly why I have a no-risk money-back guarantee. See below:

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